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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
as possible. but that's why we're still using the insurance system. because hopefully now insurance companies -- how many of you got refund check, by the way, from your insurance company, right? because all these years they've been overcharging for administrative costs. um, and so insurance companies now will regulate by what's a reasonable amount of money to charge a provider. there's going to be problems, there's always problems. i mean, as i tell my students in constitutional law, this country is a work in progress. sometimes the government's going to go too far, and we need to rein them in. i'm not in favor of excessive government involvement in my life. um, and sometimes private industry will go too far in terms of wanting to make it all about how much profit they make, and we'll rein them in because health care is not something that should be guided solely by the bottom line. so i think the government has a role, and i think we have to keep a catch -- watchdog, citizens' deal on how much of a role we give them. >> i would add to that that birth control access should be a nonpartisan iss
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
frequently on numerous media outlets and has written for quite a few of the major u.s. newspapers in the area or in these areas of his expertise. he is extremely knowledgeable man who has seen things happen and comments on them in, okay, in my humble opinion in a very reasonable and accurate way. he'll be followed by dr. robert freedman who is the peggy mire how far pearlstone professor of political science at baltimore hebrew university and visiting professor of science at johns hopkins university. he has been a consultant to both the u.s. department of state and the central intelligence agency, and he is the author of four books on soviet foreign policy and is also the editor, has been the editor of 14 books on israel and middle eastern policy. and then our third speaker will be dr. stephen blank, he is the strategic study institute's expert on soviet bloc and post-soviet world since 1989. he is the editor of imperial decline: russia's changing position in asia and co-editor of "the soviet military in the future." and he will -- the last speaker is dr. ariel cohen, my colleague here at heri
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
participation which in 2011 avoided excessive use of force in containing public demonstrations and rioting in algier. while they are plausible explanation and point to algerians's exceptionalism, i feel there's a lack of reliable information on the diversity of views that algerians hold of their system of government, of their history, and of their preferred path forward. the inner workings of their politics is opaque and constant source of debate and speculation, even within political connected circles. i think analytic modesty is called for, and, after all, it would have been plausible to explain away the upheaval in tunisia in late 2010, for example. instead, i think we might ask what does instability look like in algeria? there does not appear to be a sizable appetite among algerians for mass upheaval. popular upheaval. the state, meanwhile, has shown itself able to contain local unrest, has largely dealt with internal insurgency, and appears able to avert opposition. what is it less equipped to deal with? what signs should we look for to suggest or not a coming shift in the status quo?
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
from college students, 225-85-3883. also remember you can send us your tweet at twitter.com or post your comments on facebook, facebok.com/csan and send an e-mail journal@c-span.org. we will try to read those in the first 45 minutes as well. here is a wall street journal story -- excuse me, "the washington times" story on the supreme court consideration of racial quotas and they say this a little bit we hear that about that 2003 case the "the washington times" reports they shut down the seattle system that divided the city's elementary schools equally along racial lines to justice john roberts wrote the majority opinion called the meds extreme. in 2009 the court ruled that new haven connecticut violated the civil rights five-year fighters after the results of a promotion exam because not enough blacks had passed. with liberal leaning justice elena kagan reducing herself a key vote could apply again with justice anthony kennedy as we heard from adam. sandy a democrat. what do you think? >> caller: yes. >> host: what do you think of affirmative action in this case specifically for the
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
can engage, we can work together, but we've got to keep both of us that have been identified of those who can work together in congress. and now is the time to build on those of us who are -- not structuring us apart. so with your support, we will not don't get congress moving forward, we will be up to save lives as we are doing it. thank you very much, and god bless. >> moderator: i want to thank both candidates, congress brian bilbray, scott peters, appreciate your insight. and the level to which it engaged. >> we are live this one at the american enterprise institute. they're holding a panel on the presidential race voting patterns and the latest polls. panelist will also examine the closest senate and house contests and we'll hear from norman ornstein, author of the new york times bestseller, it's even worse than it looks, and "washington examiner" michael barone. >> on behalf of my aei colleagues, michael barone, henry olsen and norm ornstein, i'd like to welcome all of you and our c-span viewers to this, the final pre-election session of aei's election watch program. we will be
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and to the child care centers and they can put a pan on the map. i agree with we have to use more of those techniques in the reauthorization and we have to be more demanding to but i also believe this is a campaign in the congress that is definitely a challenge to get anything constructive said. we have to push more but i would disagree i think there is an interesting activity going on in the state but i think there is a lot of shella activity going on and very serious situations in terms of what is going on for the state funding and early education and in some places where it may look good systemwide it's very precarious, we will be able to maintain in terms of a strong early childhood system. but my final remarks since i was allowed to have the last word is to the business leaders and i would urge all of the business leaders that have increasingly stepped up to support early childhood to also step up to the tax-writing committee and point out all of the tax loopholes we can close and all of the tax increases that were in absolutely liable the will provide the revenue that we need to prov
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in technical preparations at an earlier stage. these reforms should make easier for us to cooperate with our partners across the region. to strengthen the regional missile posture with japan and australia and south korea missile defense approaches we are integrating japanese sensors into the space surveillance network and cooperating with australia on the space capabilities. we are enhancing our access and sustainment across the region in addition to rotational the deploying the combat ships in singapore as i mentioned earlier we are exploring options for training there. with of the philippines we're exploring options for the rotational deployments in priority areas. we are focused on prisons and capabilities and strengthening their maritime domain awareness. we are in tikrit ingalls commissions and capabilities with japan and taking numerous steps to solidify our enduring presence on the creative peninsula we have our technology sharing and defense trade with india another state so important to our rebalanced and we believe to the broad security and prosperity of the 21st century. we believ
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
's ineffective or not a good use of funds? >> the president and the administration have proposed 30-40 programs for elimination because of a lack of evidence on impact. and some of those have been successful, some of those haven't. this is an example worsens when the full-time members, i should note some of those are but some of those are small programs that were critically or three years ago i kept getting funded because of history. i don't even know the names of all those but those are the kind of programs where they don't have evidence of success that should be eliminated. not a all of those have been eliminate by some have. he has also established the principle that actually funding things based on performance. i think the invest in innovation fund which is a signature initiative is a hallmark ever to say let's debate but let's define that to those things that significant evidence and result -- let's find what works and expand the. >> we are big supporters of investing in innovation fund and a number of things that are attracted. working in combination in partnership with school district th
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
at 8 on c-span. later, the candidates hoping to represent arizona's 9th district in the u.s. house, democrat kirsten and steven later here on c-span2. >> what is the dinner, and how did it come about? >> so the al smith dinner is the most famous that presidential candidates show up every four years, and they show up, democrats and republicans -- i mean, it's really a memorial dinner for smith, and i think it's the thing that if anyone heard al smith's name at this point in time, that that's where you heard about al smith unless you hang around these hallowed halls. it's his lasting legacy, the place where the name gets out. it's held every year, not just every four years. prominent figures come in, it's a memorial dinner, a catholic charity dinner. people get together to assess the legacy of al smith and presidential candidates always especially to crack jokes about each other. >> in fact, they show up together most times, show up both the democrat and republican nominees show up together. we want to show you some of the past al smith's dinners. >> might i ask if senior clark comes
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
does anything that the u.s. government says, although we still say it. .. i remember when secretary clinton went on her first trip to china she had a forum with 16 women from different areas in china. was blogged, it was streamed, people would challenge the hiv/aids policy, incredibly brave women and secateurs clinton provided a forum for them to speak to a larger audience. these were the kind of things i think we can do. >> a question from right here in the room in the audience. president obama and governor rahm yo both said they want america to have a positive relationship with china but they must play by the rules. how well they pushed china if they think china is not playing by the rules, house specifically, dr. bader? >> how specifically will they -- >> push china if they are not playing by the rules? >> my last act in government, my last time around was second place in negotiations with a succession of the world trade organization. the world trade organization lays out in detail global rules. it was a 17 year negotiation for china, and it made extensive commitments. china used
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:30am EDT
. he has been joining us from st. louis. mr. o'harrow thank you for being on on the camp -- "the communicators." >> guest: thanks for having me. >> you can either embrace the kind of approach that congress woman wilson has embraced. she signed a pledge to support the cut, cap and balance program. that is a tea party approach to balancing the budget. it has no new revenues for even the wealthiest of americans and is so draconian that it would require deep cuts in social security and medicare over time. we can embrace a balanced approach. that is what i support. i think we can go back to the kind of tax rates we had under the clinton administration when those upper income earners were doing well and the entire economy was growing. we are going to have to make some tough choices and a balanced approach is the only approach i believe will get us there. >> heather, your rebuttal? >> it's amazing to me congressman heinrich that you can stand here having voted for a trillion dollar deficits for the last four years, the
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
there for a couple of cycles and it gives the employer safe harbor if they use e-verify but otherwise the irs would be able to be there to audit and it could take yards and dollar an hour and turn them into a $16 our employee which opens the door for iowans and hopefully i can finish in their robotic [applause] christie: what is your plan to deal with illegal immigration while still making iowa a warm and welcoming place for new immigrants? christie: well, first of all, we need to make sure we secure our borders and make sure that we don't have people coming across to my guns or drugs from their cross illegally. we need to make sure lawful citizens did first chance at jobs. but we also need to make sure that people have a path with the citizenship. it is very important that if someone is willing to die for their country, willing to work are in school that they have an opportunity to become a citizen of this country. we are taught to love our neighbors as ourselves, and i know because i have talked to a lot of people in this area how important the emigrants are to making sure that we continue to hav
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
that are still out there, and engage in a big discussion about whether all of us are going to have to do to convince the public that this thing is worth saving, being public education. if we can answer that question, we know how far we will have to go to make a compelling case that we're giving every child that comes into public education and opportunity to hit the ball out of the park. and where teachers are -- with the type of professionalism and respect they deserve. this is, i go back, beat it is again. the wisconsin situation made it so much harder to have that conversation than it's ever be been. >> we will let joe have the last word. please join me in thanking joe and terry for a great discussion. [applause] 's. let me say it again. in less than two weeks, big, big, big study coming out on the powethepower of unions state-by. look for to the. finally, the video of this event will be up momentarily. thanks for joining us. stay tuned for the our next event which will be in the middle of november which will be a plug on my book. we look forward to seeing you then. thanks so much. [in
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and help us out of this thing and help our teachers, police, firefighters be able to stay on the job. but when i did that and embrace the president at that time, maybe the president of the united states. and the way my mother and father raised by three sisters and myself was that you respect others, does she do unto others, particularly, by the way, if that person happens to be the president of the united states of america. [applause] and the notion that some in my former party was so disdain not active decency. i can understand political ramifications and not think about it that way. that being nice to somebody like that and been decent in being chastised for it is exactly what we need to stop doing. governor ridge said we have to respect each other. you don't have to agree. that's okay. and senator mccain mentioned earlier with ronald reagan and tip o neill, they probably didn't agree on much of anything, yet they were able to have an affable relationship and be decent to one another and not tear each other down in the process. we have to get back to that and keep talking about thi
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of all of the latino children are uninsured. all of the families, said it is a big win for us and the same for the african-american community, but it wasn't just for a specific community. i think that he shied away from those issues which is like for us we didn't get immigration reform done. >> final comment from hector. >> i just want to say talking about the most moving and humbling moment in life is when i was on the march where i had the [inaudible] where dr. king spoke almost 50 years ago. there was unique. but some of the comanches were marching with the african-american children singing together in the symbolism of coming together almost 50 years to fight for the same issue for the right to vote but also on the workers' rights and education is very important, and we need to keep focus on that level of unity because together we can for 30% of the piatt to become pie as we need to work together understanding each community with high priorities that reflect the interest of the common working class. >> i don't want 30% of the pie. i want at least 50. all right, folks, give
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
just need to trust us sound to it, but it literally is the case, and that was how congress decided the statute. >> something -- i was hoping we could talk a little bit about the changing or least what some people think is the changing media environment. you mentioned we have not had prosecutions of reporters are media organizations, but i am wondering if your thoughts, and the challenges posed by the changing media landscape, the emergence of new organizations, new technologies that might not be, you know, as responsible end willing to listen to governments but requests not to publish -- are we looking at kind of a new era because of the internet, the fragmentation of the media environment? what kind of challenges might there be for the classification receipt -- regime and for prosecutors going for? >> you mean, a broader journalist puts that's one question. it certainly complicates the issue. let's put it that way. a blogger is not the gray lady of the new york times. that's all i have to say about the subject. [laughter] >> put your finger on today's challenge. this is not just w
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that process to design a balance, effective defense strategy, taking into account cuts imposed upon us and above all making the transition. .. >> underlying our security engagement with the region is our support for longstanding principles that go well beyond security. a free and open access to commerce, of a just international order that upholds the rule of law, of open access to all domains, and of the peaceful resolution of disputes. we seek a peaceful asia-pacific region where all the states of the region, all of them, can enjoy the benefits of security and continue to prosper just as they have for almost 70 years, since the valiant efforts of the brave men and women who fought so courageously in world war ii. indeed, part of the reason states in the region have been able to prosper has been due to our military presence. thanks to that historic security, states in the region have had the freedom to choose and forge their own economic and political futures. the stability provided an important measure by the united states military presence in the region helped, first, japan and south
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and cheaper and therefore using that to take away some of the u.s. market share. they've been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than other countries around the world and therefore they are substantially increased their share of the solar panel market. the problem is they've not been so good at the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels to produce that is a big problem for chinese citizens and environmental ngos because they are saying this is about clean energy cleaning up the environment but we are getting the factories that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from factories and then exporting solar panels to the united states so they have cleaner air but we do not and that is a big problem. that's an old model that china has been following the past few decades. the new model would be if they can not only create the manufacturing solar panels but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than we have here and also installing them and consuming them at
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
at their word, that they don't have them yet. and we've got to keep using all the tools we can to insure that they don't. .. there was a few things senator kec had said we back but we will media let that go with. but senator, you keep bringing up that my plans within medicare it would end social security. no, they want. and if you read the plan you would see that. another point that you brought up is endorsed the ryan plan. no, i said they were plans. at least if they have a forward thinking and the courage to bring out various plans. which few people in your party on how we get social security secure, how we get medicare secure let's take these plans and have an adult discussion because we cannot continue the very near hitting the sand but there's been many things you've said that tom smith said we've never -- i've never said that. i am speaking for my plan, written plan, so please take a look at the plan and then you will see that i don't want to and social security for seniors. it emphatically states that seniors on it now i will do nothing. that will be protected. that's between the
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the old media. he didn't live to see it come to full fruition and andrew left us too soon for him to become a greater influence than he already has. a tribute to him that his web sites and work endure. it is my pleasure as the winner of last year's william f. buckley, jr., award to present this year's award posthumously to andrew breitbart. may he rest in peace. [applause] may he rest in peace and may his legacy live on. accepting the award is oars son dean, susie's father and with him is alley mills dean. ♪ . >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. you may remember me. i formally went on the screen, under the name of irene dunne. at my age i have some from time to time started thinking about the end of things and it has occurred to me when my time does come i hope to go the way my dear old grand father did, quietly in his sleep, not screaming like the passengers in his car. [laughter] andrew made me laugh more than anybody i have ever met. we all loved andrew and andrew loved us. my wife, ali mills, was, loved so much by andrew and he said, i never dreamed that
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of more than 20 per cent, which is very large. we have a media asked us yesterday whether there would be the largest tax increase in history and as best we can tell the answer to that is no. backend world war ii there was a larger tax increase but it's certainly the tax increase is certainly something big. the average across households works out to about $3,500 if you look at tax family that's in the middle of the income distribution what we call the middle income from earned $50,000 somewhere in the neighborhood of $50,000. the significant tax increase if we go entirely off the fiscal cliff. the second point is it affects virtually everybody. we looked at the model and ran through the various tax changes ever going to have been and costs 90 present of households taxes go up as a result of going off the cliff. it involves everybody to the editors of you folks out there primarily older senior citizens who don't have much income, don't have children might get affected and from the vast majority of american households they would be affected by going over the cliff. the impacts are going
CSPAN
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
in the west faster and cheaper and, therefore, using that to age, take away some of the u.s. market share. they have been very successful doing that on solar energy. china is making solar panels at lower prices than what other countries around the world are making. they therefore substantial increase their share of the global solar panel market. the problem is they have not been so good in the domestic consumption side. chinese companies export 95% of the solar panels they produce. that's a big from for a lot of chinese citizens and ngos because there sank this is supposed to be about green energy but what we're getting is the factors that make solar panels and have a lot of pollution from the factory. and we are expert in the solar panels to the united states. to u.s. citizens have cleaner air but we do not. that's a really big problem. that's an old model. the old model. the new model would be if they cannot only create the manufacturing solar panel but also creating new innovative types of technology that might be way more efficient than what we have to. but also in staunton and consum
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
adopted, but i'm not sure whether the u.s. is moving in the same direction? >> it's an ongoing subject of conversation at the sec, and i guess i would have to respond, we have jointly proposed as dodd-frank requires with the banking regulatory agencies a set of executive compensation disclosure rules, including pullbacks and delayed payouts and so forth. and as you can imagine a lot of comment and those rules are not finalized yet but we're working with the other regulators to do that. the second thing i would say is the sec's approach any area of compensation has been a disclosure-based approach. if you look at the history of rule making in this area you can see ever greater requirements on public companies to disclose their compensation policies and practices, including as i mentioned rules we did shortly after i arrived that required compensation committees of boards to explain how their compensation practices may incentivize risk-taking and with the board is doing to manage that in synthesizing of risk so that the franchise and shareholders money is not unduly put at risk through t
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
especially in the of role on the committee that oversees these things is what got us into the problem in the first place. wall street cannot be allowed to be reinstated. it drove our economy off the cliff and people tried to punish our records but they were not the ones that drove off the cliff. yet that is where the budget goes to recoup. it's time for us to have responsible regulation that makes sense. >> thank you very much >> moderator: final question i will be asking. you have three minutes to both answer the question and then make your closing remarks. mr. renacci, you talk a lot about a bipartisan group that you are a member of, 16 members, eight republicans, eight democrats, and devotee sutton you talk about reaching across the offer cash for clunkers. no single party can have all of the good ideas. i wonder what you heard from your colleagues on the other side of the all that makes sense, and what are you doing specifically to bring the governments instead of gridlock to the nation's capital? and i think we split ahead of time, and the first response, final response will go t
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
times we've rage when he was the director of the mossad. it was a very difficult time for israel and us, and he always provided and still provides wise counsel. one of the things that people may not know about him is that he was the principal, secret negotiator of the israel/jordan peace treaty, and it's easy to forget that, that role, but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the region is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today, i'm told the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty, will abide by the peace treaty with israel, but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it, and so have we, for many years. as haleh said, we watch developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are faring in the arab awakening
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
because that's really what's going to get us there. i think the policy break-in, the political break and come to this question sort of all else equal, what else should we be doing? because of the way we make policy in this country, arne duncan can go after him all you want, but he's not the secretary of hhs. he's not the secretary of hud. he's the secretary of education. so his role in that, and those of us who work in education is to focus on this peace. i think assuming that just because you're focused on this piece your summit either not sympathetic to the of these are hostile to. it's just a misreading of the debate. it leads to a lot of the dysfunction we have in the sort of education conversation, e.g. well, that that goes on. not sort of hitting these questions head-on and ascribing these various motives. >> i want to see, if, you talk about safe experiment with these children, more and more trying to make sure at a policy level there's that coordination. curious if any of those are especially promising and whether you think is invocation for an organization of federal policy.
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
that might arise. we see that in our political campaign in which both campaigns are using language about china, which i think is extremely deplorable. and you see it in the chinese literature, from their strategic channels come in which their strategic analysts are pushing a very nationalistic line. and, indeed, as tradition of time is ideology diminishes, it is the prospect that nationalism becomes a substitute. many of the issues that arise, of a past, need to overcome a so-called dotted line and the south china sea that was done by south chinese emperor who had never heard of law of the seas because that concept didn't exist many years ago. so the issue of the islands, and there are hundreds of islands, requires in my view first of all separating the notion of freedom of the seas from the issue of sovereignty over the islands. but my colleagues here will be held to give much fuller explanation of the issue. what i want to say is that both sides have to make up their mind that they are trying to do something that is historically unprecedented. and in a way competing countries recognize
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it will be deprived of a historical fiscal and financial resource. the u.s. would be forced to try to support tripoli's attempts to assert central north other the entirety of the state, but i think the u.s. would find itself -- its libyan interlocutors unwilling or unable to help the u.s. or to advance u.s. agendas. and at the same time you could have a hulking, inintroverted, disinterested, disengaged algeria right next door. and this would be a very negative she their yore for the entirety of north africa. but i'm perpetually the optimist, and i don't like the chick l little role. i think there are a lot of chicken littles here in d.c., and the sky's always falling. so what if in the happy circumstance none of these scenarios come to pass. where does the u.s. fit in? i think there's a real potential for the u.s. to build new relationships with algeria. it's going to have to be predicated on algeria being in the driver's seat. algeria will never be anybody's proxy. algeria has enormous potential that i think the u.s. can help it realize both domestically and economically. if algeria manages the poli
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that and allow us to help at the level we can help in that comes to collaboration and acceptance of what we can do by sharing the information of those trances think veterans. with it program it's a great approach. we are part of improving it and in fact i'm going to be going to nora volkow on friday to promote our claims act and we are going to show the tap program in our folks so we as an organization are part of the process to improve the program so we are grateful that they want to look to improve it and recognize that it needs to be improved. just let the american legion be a big part of that. >> thank you very much for that comment. i hope i speak are the rest of my colleagues here and anything we can do to help make sure you you're the table especially with redevelopment at that tap program and you are saying information you think is valuable you have to let us know because we think what i have always heard as the program originally was just problematic. i'm trying to be polite here but having you involved this critical and the veterans being the test pilot is critical to make sure this w
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in morocco and algeria, although in morocco they've been using a little bit of a heavier hand, i think, in a bad way. but whatever black swan outrages the population collectively enough is what causes these moments of turbulence and turmoil. >> yeah, i agree with, with dr. sue bier and -- zoubir and dr. lawrence, but i think it is important when we talk about potential drivers for change or catalysts for change or -- we have to assign it a sort of likelihood or probability to them. you know, otherwise, you know, we could envision all sorts of implausible scenarios that could bring about dramatic change. you know, so in -- while i agree with, yahia and bill about the possibility of a crackdown on the informal sector or in the algeria or, you know, the possibility of some large scale corruption case, um, indicting the -- [inaudible] in morocco, serving as a catalyst for widespread protest and demand for political change, you know, i think these are relatively low likelihood scenarios. i mean, i think, you know, we've talked about quite a bit this morning that the algerians, as dr. robert
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the syrian people and their interests. and using these peaceful demands as a vehicle for armed groups to sow sedition and undermine security in my country. i referred to this in my speech from this very podium last year. i am instructed to carry that the states in syria has taken serious and important reform measures that were culminated in a new constitution that embraces political pluralism, and was adopted by a popular referendum, upon which parliamentary elections were held which were open to multiple political parties, and now i tell you that syria is continuing to work with the patriotic elements in the opposition to build a new and pluralistic syria that meets the aspirations of its people. syria, at the same time, is determined to carry out its duties and to protect its people from jihadists and takfiri terrorism, which armed terrorist groups are using to spread chaos and create sedition among syrians and threaten their peaceful coexistence. mr. president, we heard from this podium, and on other platforms, some calls that were made by those who are ignorant of the fact or maybe ignor
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Oct 22, 2012 8:30am EDT
encourage religious bias and violence. panelists will examine how the media is being used to promote religious discrimination and what can be done to help foster respect for all religions. live coverage begins at 10 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> now, a debate on defense policy between the national security campaign advisers to president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney. speaking for the president is michele flournoy who served as his defense undersecretary for policy. and romney adviser dov zakheim who was defense undersecretary and chief financial officer under president george w. bush. they recently spoke at a conference of the military reporters and editors' association. this is about an hour. >> okay. good evening, everyone, and welcome to the military reporters and editors' annual conference. my name's ellen, i'm with the madill school of journalism which is cosponsoring tonight's event. we're delighted to have the opportunity to partner with mre because our goals are very similar. the medill national security journalism initiative aims to educate
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for the country and that is the criteria that i will use when issues come before me. >> moderator: mr. tierney? tierney: to say it's a responsible bill yes they are in the right wing extremism. [applause] i gave you an opportunity to say that we would keep out of the super packs and the 51c4 just like with eisel the debate could elizabeth warren on the different levels i agreed to what you wanted and you still didn't because you knew if you had gone down and asked them to run the strategy can pan which they say you were asking them to do and they are doing the took them to the sleaziest most misleading advertising campaign. they're doing it throughout the country. they smear and then they move on on that. so you don't have to deal with the issues that are the ones you don't want to talk about. the fact that you said you would support the republican agenda, you said that he would come with it and you said that he party is a godsend, he said that he would vote the current leadership back in and you felt that the budget was just a good start. so, in order not to have to talk about that and those
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of savings. me to make sure that electronic health records are implemented and used to the full advantage of making sure that patients are not getting over prescribed drugs or that they are not -- the health care that they need is not redundant. let's try and health records of do that. and lastly, we can coordinate care with the help of electronic of records, with the help of the provisions under the center for medicare and medicaid innovation i have seen great successes in the health system where i worked, and i know that has great potential savings for the medicare system. >>moderater: congressman schilling, please. schilling: the fact of the matter is medicare is going broke. it will be insolvent in 2024, and i am the only one sitting appear that is actually backing a plan to save and strengthen medicare. the way our plan we will work is 55 and older, you keep the exact same medicare that you currently have. fifty-four engender, you can continue on traditional medicare or you can pick and choose from a list of approved providers. and the key here is that, you know, one of the frustrati
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
folks but a folks without a lot of technical knowledge. now getting folks to use the tab key instead of five spaces sometimes is very hard. you can just imagine saying you can hyperlink to this or we need to put this piece of meta data in here. all of these things we need to dumb down that process a little bit for ourselves internally so that folks who are really primarily focused on policy can also produce documents in a format that can generate the kind of output that everybody around this room is probably looking for. and, you know, like we said we are making great strides on that front, but there's always more and farther to go. and i think that when our tools sort of reach the stage where we can produce the kind of things that you all are looking for quickly and easily i think you'll see the sort of exponential affect of that as we go forward. >> i think that's right, and i think you know, for those of us who are not in the government, it's incumbent on us to continue to encourage cooperation inside and outside. all of us have thoughts and suggestions to offer and some have tech
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that they regard less favorably than they regard kennedy airport. quoting the use of the 1916s and i suppose i was one, saying if not now, when? if not now, when the interest rate in the currency we print is 2.4% for 30 years. if not now, when the construction unemployment rate approaches 15%. if this is not the time to rebuild kennedy airport, when is? kennedy airport is no isolated example. a study in nevada found that it cost five times as much if you maintain roads too late, if you maintain them on time. we have roads across this country filled with hot coals -- hobbles --potholes for. every time i went to a city i would take a couple hours and go to the public school and talk about the importance of education. probably pretty cliche that and more cliche over the subsequent 12 years. i will never forget one of the time the young teacher took me aside and said that was a great speech. it really was a great speech. how can you expect kids to believe that when the paint is falling off walls of the classroom? when i said education is really important and it has been a year since they put venti
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the wrong approach and we should be using a different strategy or that we should be amending somewhat and adding other features to bassle three? >> one feature that's very important that i guess hasn't come up, which many of the american regulators feel very strongly about, and at least continental regulators don't seem to feel strongly enough, given inevitable practical problems and identifying risks and appropriate capital requirement against different risks, there ought to be -- you can think of it partly as a backstop. there ought to be an overall leverage requirement. the risk-based assets are not small, but there are many banking assets that aren't covered at all by the risk-based approach. and there's been some interesting studies recently i've read about, that said looking backwards, what can we say about what banks did best during the crisis and which is it worse? and they concluded that the banks that had the biggest capital, whether or not they conform to bassle two at that point, did the best. and they did the best because capital was allocated. the united states thought i
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, but which, if we continue to spend billions on them, will force us to cut social security, to cut medicare, to cut these basic entitlements to people of very, very modest means. now there are some things we can do to help people who currently do get entitlements to get off public assistance. i talked in our first debate about the possibilities of helping millions and millions of welfare families to get off of welfare, and i'm proud to say that we finally have a welfare reform bill. the ruby samsons and dan lawsons, hundreds of thousands of welfare mothers in this country and in my state and across the country who today are working and earning are examples of what can happen when you provide training to those welfare mothers, some daycare for their children so that those mothers can go into a training program and get a decent job. >> governor -- >> that's the way you bring a deficit down and help to improve the quality of life for people at the same time. >> one minute for the vice president. >> i think i've addressed it. but let me simply say for the record, i did not vote to cut cola's. a
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
saddam hussein. that only happened because of the u.s. invasion of iraq. but then even after the u.s. invasion and the toppling of hussein -- pusan -- a secular liberal government that was willing to cede some of its sovereign rights to a foreign power. some claim it's all different now with the islamic republic because the arab awakening, the demonstration effect will work together with sanctions to find the break the back of the islamic republic. but this ignores the fact that the islamic republic sees the arab awakening as hugely positive, hugely positive. iranian policymakers and analysts believe that any arab government, any arab government that becomes at all more representative of its populations beliefs, concerns and policy preferences will, by definition, be less enthusiastic about strategic cooperation with the united states, let alone with israel, and more open to iran's message of foreign policy independence. what policy elites here ms., is the islamic republic does not need governments to be more pro-iranian. that's not what they need. they just need these governments to
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Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
reform clearly need to happen in america. it's so mired in politics. using some of the politics can be taken out of this? >> id. i think that energy security is so vital to not only quality of life but also our national security, that there will be some agreement moving forward. the keystone xl pipeline is a perfect example of politics getting in the way of sound energy policy. but there seems to be an emerging consensus that we can be north american energy independence within the next few years, as long as we do things right. now, that, the devil is in the detail there but making sure that you don't raise taxes on energy producers. because when you do that you raise taxes for all consumers. again from a manufacturing standpoint, we have a stake in this discussion because we use one-third of this nation's energy output. so every time energy costs increase, the cost of manufacturing increases and adds to the 20% cost disadvantage i mentioned. the regulatory burdens are enormous for the energy industry, and hitting that in check is going to be vital in the next four years. >> that, wo
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
does that tell you about our credibility? what does that tell you about us? >> dov them you've written a book about afghanistan. you were the point person on the afghan account, during the george w. bush administration. governor romney mentioned of course the 2014 drawdown in his monday speech. what he didn't talk about is that it was a strategic partnership agreement that the administration had negotiate with the afghan government, which will keep american soldiers in afghanistan until 2024. do you have a sense of what the minimum number of soldiers should be going forward? >> let me clarify a couple of things. there are more than a few former administration folks here who will say that was not the total point man on afghanistan. i was involved, but share the credit with many, many others who probably had more input than i did. the first point i'd like to make about afghanistan and the big difference between a strong and mr. obama is that mr. obama set a deadline, creed, full stop. i was in kabul december 2009 when mr. obama made that speech. and i was talking to isaf people, the peop
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Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
you see for, um, u.s. influence in the region, um, especially given the security problems in the recent embassy attacks and the challenges of weak governance and weak institutions in. >> i think a great book to read on that is the not too much promised land by aaron david miller. he has a great section in there on how strong we think we are in the region and what we can get done and what the people on the ground think we can get done. we cannot get much done. we need to work with our allies. we need to talk to local intelligence services, and that's been the big problem i now, we've lost the contacts in these intelligence services that really provided us information about the bad guys. >> well, but at a huge cost to, i mean, you know, it's not like there's any great notaly for the libyan knew cab rat or the egyptian, right? >> we had a great relationship with mussa cushion saw. he was giving us all, and, you know, at the end of his life, gadhafi was really a tolerated nuisance. when condoleezza rice visited in 2006-2007, it was the highest ranking american to visit libya s
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
? is that an issue that we ought to have on the radar for those of us who are supporting the business community and their concerns about litigation? >> i can take that. that's not an issue to my knowledge. i think it could be -- you got a great attorney general in texas, in my opinion, greg's fantastic. prosecutors want to have all the tools they can probably have in their tool box, and it's probably just as an observation is difficult to get them to give up tools as long as they are reasonable and serves ad good function. that's not a problem on my radar anyway. >> do you want to comment? >> i agree. in oklahoma, we don't face that issue either. there could be false claim act multipliers, and we don't have some of those in the state of oklahoma so it's not been an issue accused there. it's a fair question. it's a question, particularly in how fees are allocated as you asked towards outside counsel and what percentage of the award goes to the outside counsel, the multiplier, the underlying corpus, those are fair questions. you know, i want to say also with respect to luther's comment on outside
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
it might take to get somewhere the use a combination of 3d images, computer graphics and assimilations often over laying them. >> to images of outcrops, to the microphotographs, we can see and mark up details. even small rocks and patches of soil might be named and become targets for a spectral analysis or a microphotograph. combining these planning tools in their imagination, the scientists can work as if they were on mars. jim rice, a geologist on the mission, said i put myself out there in the theme, the rover, with two boots on the ground trying to figure out what -- where to go and what to do. how to make that what we're observing with the instruments. day in and day out it was always a perspective of being on the surface and trying to draw on your own field experience in places that might be similar. david demoray described it this way. the first few months of the mission they had these huge charts on the wall engineering drawings of the rover with all of these dimensions. we'd have some geometric question, well, can we see this? can we reach that? is this rock
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
was about limits. it wasn't about -- you hear this kind of and all these people trying to push us back to the article. that's ludicrous. and that's -- but helped to develop the constitution. .. the same time you understand there are some people still fighting the debate that engage in that debate and subsequent to that even in the adoption of 13th and 14th and 15th amendments you still have so we are still talking about what are the amendments of the national guard? what is the role of the national government, how we protect individual rights and liberties etc.. >> what's move forward and start talking about the events that press the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. i want our audience, everybody on c-span it isn't just -- it is a special anniversary, it isn't just a to enter the 25th anniversary of the year that changes everything in human history, we the people. it's also the 150th anniversary to the month of the first initial emancipation proclamation which is issued immediately after the battle of antietam which is fought september 17, 1862 at 75 years to the day after the constitut
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, anything you say can and will, i'm sure, be used against you. in this day and age pro with some things you have and several be used against you. >> confidential anymore. >> the phrase someone needs no introduction is often used. hackney in this case that actually applies. not simply the head of one of the principal financial restitution is in this country but i believe has emerged as one of the most important and influential spokesman for the worlds of finance and business in the united states. the way it is going to work today is seen narrowing to have this conversation for a few minutes and then and we will open and up to you all for your questions. let me just give one are to conflict of interest on the table. the corporate member. the council on foreign relations, one of around 175 corporate members, and i am a shareholder in the company. unfortunately i am a distinct minority shareholder. i wish it were enough to present a conflict of interest, but is not. of greek heritage. so let's -- the last 24 hours the chancellor of germany has been visiting the country of your ancestors, of you
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and what role should the u.s. take first with regards to syria, second towards iran and last towards the middle east in general. senator cantwell? cantwell: it is a good question, kim coming and for syria it is a very complex situation. so the notion that the united states could get directly involved is something i don't want to do. i do support humanitarian aid. i do support making sure that the people on the ground have the ability to go to turkey and various places for safety. but the key thing for us right now is to continue to put pressure on china and russia and others to get the al-assad regime out of power and back down. they cannot continue to attack the people. the reason i say this is about the larger world community is because i work so hard in iran to make sure that in this case we use economic sanctions. i passed a bipartisan sanction piece of legislation with lisa murkowski from alaska that is now being put in place that basically puts pressure on china and other people to have transparency on how iran gets oil refined. the reason that is important is because it is a h
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Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, then there is a process. here in d.c. the u.s. district court in d.c. for the judicial review they have 24 hours the case is under seal, the court has 24 hours after receiving the petition. if the court doesn't act within that 24 hours, the appointment is effective as an adderall. the decision to allow the appointment is not subject to stay if it goes up on appeal. once appointed they have broad authority similar to that we have in the financial and institutions under the fbi act and sola to the superpower over the last 75 plus years to resolve the financial institutions in a way that doesn't this route the competence and the financial system to resolve the power was include the ability to create a bridge bank, the ability to save litigation and the company. we have the ability to create and we have a claims process. the statute imposes losses first on shareholders than to the unsecured creditors we can repudiate contracts and enforce contracts that would otherwise be terminated as a result of the appointment. the statute also provides for liquidity and an orderly liquidation fund that allows the operati
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
well. which include fiscal cliff gives us those looming crisis, and it is an impetus for getting things done. it is an impetus, but also in this. i don't know how many of you or your ceos are present when i cochairman, greg, and i look in washington. bob zoellick is a member of our board. he said that the u.s. is one dead deal away from cementing his place as the world leading economic power to the next 25 years. he is absolutely right. the opportunity is there. the crisis is there. if we get some leadership, i think we can do it. you know, rick says congress mostly has followers. that is true. it would be nice to have -- although i think that senator toomey has been a leader on this issue. convincing him is never easy, but if he were convinced, he would leave and get things done and he would leave some of the more interesting prospects. it may not be 100%. but if i could play one thing in the senate and house cloakrooms, it would be the rolling stones song, you can't always get what you want. >> all right. this is a discussion about regulatory issues. we have spent the day talking abou
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